News archive of February 2019

In letter to PM Dancila, opposition leader Orban urges gov't to support bid of prosecutor Kovesi

National leader of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban on Thursday sent an open letter to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, urging the Romanian Government to extend "a positive mandate" to former chief anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi in her bid for chief prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

Cellphone networks are in trouble

Greece's mobile phone services sector is trying to assess the impact of a decision by the telecommunications regulator to summon the three networks (Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind) to more than 800 hearings for as many violations regarding the operation of their antennas.

719 Thousand Bulgarian Citizens Are Not Health-Insured, Data by the End of 2017

719 thousand Bulgarian citizens are are not health-insured.  This is the official data by the end of 2017 by the Bulgarian Health Ministry. 

Currently a process is underway to prepare the assessment for the health-insured Bulgarian citizens for 2018, which is not yet complete.

"Commitment to modernizing country and its European path"

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Thursday in a meeting with members of the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, led by Chairperson David McAllister, that the government will remain committed to further modernization of the country, noting that it will continue to implement the necessary reforms with this aim.

Bulgarian Head of State: We Can Not Allow Someone Else to Decide the Future of Bulgarian Energy Projects

President Rumen Radev is on a working visit to the Slovakian town of Košice to participate in the B9 summit, the presidential press service announced.

Within the framework of the international forum, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland are discussing security issues within the framework of NATO's collective approach.

Flu death toll rises to 91 as another 17 people die

The death toll from what is turning out to be a particularly bad flu season has climbed to 91, data for the week of February 18-24 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) showed Thursday.

Bill Laurance | Athens | March 1

Grammy Award-winning British jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bill Laurance, a founding member of the sensational Brooklyn-based fusion jam band Snarky Puppy, comes to Greece for a single show at Gazarte on Friday, March 1. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost 13-28 euros in advance or 15-30 euros at the door on the night.